MoU between IIEST-Shibpur and Amer-Sil Ketex Pvt. Ltd., Kharagpur
IIEST-Shibpur and Amer-Sil Ketex Private Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on July 12th , 2017 in relation to the industry-institute collaborative research project on development of fire-retardant jute nano-composites currently being undertaken at Dr. M. N. Dastur School of Materials Science and Engineering in IIEST, Shibpur. The Managing Director of Amer-sil Ketex, Mr. SK Roy handed over a cheque of INR 7,03,800/- to the project team from IIEST as first instalment. Amer-sil Ketex will act as an industrial partner by funding 30% (~24 Lakhs) of the total project cost to subsequent development and commercialization of the technology. Rest of the project cost will be funded by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. IIEST faculty members, Prof. S Chatterjee, and Dr. Prosenjit Saha are involved as investigators with this project along with Dr. BC Mitra as technical advisor.